Faculty directory

Professor
Research Interests

Aquatic toxicology. Drug metabolism. Pesticides. Emerging contaminants. Metals. Olfactory injury. Superfund sites. Toxicogenomics. Zebrafish. Transgenics. Oxidative stress. Mitochondrial injury. PBDEs. Species differences in susceptibility to toxicants. Toxicology and genetic susceptibility to toxicants.


Senior Lecturer
Research Interests

Construction safety. OSHA/WISHA Training Institute. Occupational health and safety. Hazardous waste site cleanup. UW-OSHA Region X. Train-the-trainer. Workers' compensation claims reduction. Construction safety and health. Health and safety education. Industrial hygiene. OSHA safety and health training. Workplace hazards.


Professor and Dean
Research Interests

Nanotoxicology. Lead poisoning. Climate change and health. The impacts of conservation programs and policies on indigenous populations. Community-based approaches to addressing environmental health problems.


Associate Professor
Research Interests

Climate change health impacts. Health care disaster risk management. Public health adaptation to climate change. Evidence-based public health. Early warning systems. Health effects of heat exposure. Health care operations.


Professor
Research Interests

Ergonomics. Bioengineering. Whole body vibration. Computer-related disorders. Developing hardware and software technologies for assessing exposures to physical risk factors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Occupational biomechanics. Office hazards. Repetitive motion disorders. Vibration exposure.


Professor
Research Interests

Pediatric environmental health. Air pollution. Asthma. Pesticides. Global children's environmental health. Farmworker health. Community-engaged research.


Professor
Research Interests

Environmental and occupational epidemiology. Health effects of diesel exhaust exposures. Environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease. Occupational asthma. Traffic-related air pollution and environmental health.


Professor
Research Interests

Glutathione metabolism. Analytical cytology. In vitro toxicology. Transgenic models. Toxicology of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species. Toxicogenomics. Nanotoxicology. Systems toxicology. Air pollution. Bioactivation/carcinogenesis. Biomarkers. Cardiovascular disease. Developmental toxicology. Genetic susceptibility to toxicants. Immunotoxicology. Liver, renal and respiratory toxicology. Nanotechnology. Risk assessment. Toxicology and aging. Xenobiotic metabolism.


Professor
Research Interests

Cardiovascular disease and traffic.


Professor and Assistant Chair
Research Interests

Development of methods for detection of viruses and bacteria in water and food. Environmental surveillance for viruses. Market prevalence of foodborne pathogens. Recovery of bacterial and viruses from surfaces. Freshwater toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Viruses of anaerobic digesters. Microbiological quality of produce. Irrigation and produce wash-water quality. Bioaerosol sampling. Quantitative microbial risk assessment. Health and environmental co-benefits of adaptive responses to climate impacts. Infection control. Indicators of fecal contamination. Comparative adsorption of enteric viruses in soil and groundwater. Phage ecology. Survival and persistence of pathogenic microorganisms. Impact of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) on microbiological quality of water, soil and vegetation. Alternative methods of water and wastewater disinfection. Surface disinfection. Biosafety. Mathematical models for exposure assessment. Policy implications of infectious agents. Poliovirus eradication.

Endotoxins. Agricultural safety and health. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Bioaerosols. CAFOs. Drinking water. Environmental and public health microbiology. Food contaminants. Microbial, gram-negative bacteria. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Mold. Molecular methods for infectious virus detection. Norwalk-like virus. Pathogen detection techniques. Soil sampling. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Water quality. Solid wastes and waste disposal. Waterborne pathogenic microorganisms.


Associate Professor
Research Interests

Impacts of public health, nutrition and food policies and the policy process on health behaviors and health outcomes. Food systems, as they relate to food and nutrition policy. Understanding and improving the ways in which research gets to the public policy table. Exploring the effects of wage on the culture of health in early childhood education centers. Seattle minimum wage study.


Professor
Research Interests

Zoonotic infectious disease. Whole genome approach to infections. Diseases of animal workers. Microbiome sharing among humans, animals and the environment. Emerging infectious diseases. Antimicrobial resistance. Animal sentinels of environmental health hazards. One Health. Noise and hearing loss.


Professor
Research Interests

Environmental vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Environmental, clinical and occupational methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Antibiotic and mercury resistance genes in the environment. Bacterial genetics, gene exchange and comparing genomes using whole genome sequencing. Emerging and reemerging diseases. Molecular epidemiology. One Health and how the environment, humans and animals interact and share antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic-resistance genes and diseases in birds, cows, primates, orca whales and river otters.